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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 5th, 2011, 1:38 pm
by junexia
Since its a 15-28hr drive, I'm guessing you get a coach bus so bring lots and lots of movies and music
Study for your events... but for us that doesnt usually last very long... :roll:
if you have finals the next week like us, studyy for that
our finals arent until the second week of june, but you're right; studying does not work out that great on long bus rides for us...we're so easily distracted, not to mention louddd

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 5th, 2011, 3:49 pm
by googlyfrog
Also, I get headaches when I read a lot on the bus, and I know other people do too. I usually end up sleeping. I slept almost the whole way to states and back (3.5-4 hrs each way)

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 5th, 2011, 6:35 pm
by bam
I'll probably end up being bored and complaining the whole way, anyway. :D What if you had to take one of these trips, but on a school bus? Ughh, i can't even imagine how terrible that would be.

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 5th, 2011, 8:36 pm
by boomtech
Hey everyone. This may not be the best time for a post like this, but I am heading over to the Univ of Pennsylvania for college next year and I was wondering if there were opportunities to volunteer for Pennsylvania Science Olympiad there.

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 6th, 2011, 8:49 am
by oh joy
One of our graduates was able to write a test at Athens
you might want to ask Deeisenberg

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 6th, 2011, 12:44 pm
by havenguy
What do people think pennsylvania will place at nats this year?

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 6th, 2011, 1:33 pm
by junexia
What do people think pennsylvania will place at nats this year?

We want to place well, because the past 2 years have been pretty bad for us. We got 14th and 19th last year, and 15th and 20th in 2009. I expect Pennsylvania to place in the top 10, because we are one of the more competitive states.
just because we are competitive does not mean we will definitely place in the top ten. we certainly have a chance, but this is nationals, and there are also many other good teams that have worked extremely hard. hopefully we will, but nothing is guaranteed.

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 7th, 2011, 11:13 am
by L42
I am heading over to the Univ of Pennsylvania for college next year and I was wondering if there were opportunities to volunteer for Pennsylvania Science Olympiad there.
There aren't any actual competitions at Penn but there is the Southeast Pennsylvania regional tournament at Cabrini College (which would be the closest competition to you). You could probably contact the people there and ask if they need volunteers or could put you in touch with someone. Here's a link to the PA site: http://projects.juniata.edu/scioly/regional.html . There's also an invitational at Conestoga High School (which is also not too far from Philly) and you could try them as well: http://battleatvalleyforge.wikispaces.com/.

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 7th, 2011, 12:41 pm
by nejanimb
Hey Alaric - Congrats! Penn should be awesome.

Definitely look into helping out with PA Olympiad - It's a fun organization! I worked with VA SO this year (Supervised Towers at both Regionals and TPS at States) and I found it really rewarding. In addition to the competitions mentioned by L42, Bayard Rustin hosts a Div B Invitational as well that you might be able to help out at if you talk to their coaches. Depending on which events you want to work on, you can get in touch with those people too - for instance, the guy who supervises the balsa event every year is with Penncrest, so if you talk to them they might have you help out. (Find them at nationals too?)

Getting to Cabrini / Stoga / Rustin and any of those is very easy - Septa (the train/bus system) has lines that'll take you right there, and almost definitely people will be able to help you out. I'd wager though that the olympiad organization would welcome someone with your experience and expertise - definitely look into it! Good luck at Nats too.

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 7th, 2011, 5:11 pm
by fishman100
Hey Alaric - Congrats! Penn should be awesome.

Definitely look into helping out with PA Olympiad - It's a fun organization! I worked with VA SO this year (Supervised Towers at both Regionals and TPS at States) and I found it really rewarding. In addition to the competitions mentioned by L42, Bayard Rustin hosts a Div B Invitational as well that you might be able to help out at if you talk to their coaches. Depending on which events you want to work on, you can get in touch with those people too - for instance, the guy who supervises the balsa event every year is with Penncrest, so if you talk to them they might have you help out. (Find them at nationals too?)

Getting to Cabrini / Stoga / Rustin and any of those is very easy - Septa (the train/bus system) has lines that'll take you right there, and almost definitely people will be able to help you out. I'd wager though that the olympiad organization would welcome someone with your experience and expertise - definitely look into it! Good luck at Nats too.
Someone from VA! :D

And congrats Havenguy (and anyone else who's going) on going to Nationals :)
What do people think pennsylvania will place at nats this year?

We want to place well, because the past 2 years have been pretty bad for us. We got 14th and 19th last year, and 15th and 20th in 2009. I expect Pennsylvania to place in the top 10, because we are one of the more competitive states.
Well 14th is pretty close to 10th. Good luck :)

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 7th, 2011, 11:42 pm
by boomtech
Hey Alaric - Congrats! Penn should be awesome.

Definitely look into helping out with PA Olympiad - It's a fun organization! I worked with VA SO this year (Supervised Towers at both Regionals and TPS at States) and I found it really rewarding. In addition to the competitions mentioned by L42, Bayard Rustin hosts a Div B Invitational as well that you might be able to help out at if you talk to their coaches. Depending on which events you want to work on, you can get in touch with those people too - for instance, the guy who supervises the balsa event every year is with Penncrest, so if you talk to them they might have you help out. (Find them at nationals too?)

Getting to Cabrini / Stoga / Rustin and any of those is very easy - Septa (the train/bus system) has lines that'll take you right there, and almost definitely people will be able to help you out. I'd wager though that the olympiad organization would welcome someone with your experience and expertise - definitely look into it! Good luck at Nats too.
Thanks! A lot of PMs have come my way, and I am very grateful. Looks like I'll be able to get in touch with the people who run the Southeast Pennsylvania regional competition. Maybe I'll even be able to help at the state event!

I love Septa.

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 8th, 2011, 2:30 pm
by havenguy
fishman100 wrote: Well 14th is pretty close to 10th. Good luck
Thanks. 14th is great, and that is a tough goal to beat this year.

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 22nd, 2011, 8:33 am
by gyourkoshaven
Great job at nationals Penncrest, Harriton, and Shady Side!

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 22nd, 2011, 8:38 am
by Littleboy
Great job at nationals Penncrest, Harriton, Strath Haven and Shady Side!
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Posted: May 22nd, 2011, 8:56 am
by fishman100
Lol, but I have to agree.

Congrats to Strath haven for getting 11th!

And congrats to the other PA teams as well-I saw PA consistently on the award ceremony slideshow thingy.